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Client
Portsmouth Hospitals NHS Trust
Year
2007
Architect
BDP / Whicheloe Macfarlane
Main Contractor
Carillion Construction Ltd
Sector
Healthcare

Scope of Works Expand

  • Pre-fabricated wall panels
  • Rainscreen
  • Standing seam roof
  • Inverted roof covering
  • Soffits
  • Vertical louvre cladding

Overview Expand

Queen Alexandra Hospital, Portsmouth first opened in 1904 as a military hospital. Since then it has undergone many changes, culminating in a PFI funded, £250 million redevelopment programme featuring a total envelope solution by Prater.

To meet the design brief, sustainable energy targets and challenging timescales set by main contractor Carillion, we teamed-up with Ruukki to provide an off-site manufactured walling solution, enabling the building to be delivered to specification, fully weather proofed, in the shortest timescale possible. This also had benefit of allowing internal works to commence at an earlier stage, greatly reducing overall programme build time and costs.

The majority of the wall panels featured Liberta metal rainscreen panels pre-clad at the Ruukki factory; the other 25% were installed on site together with contrasting Terracotta rainscreen panels.

Additional scope of works included the installation of a metal standing seam roofing system, a hot melt inverted roof and a range of louvres and soffits.